I realize there’s a theory at Microsoft that product names of business software can be more unwieldy and matter less than those of Microsoft’s consumer-focused products. Yes, SharePoint is a complicated, multifaceted Swiss army knife of a product, but it sure seems like all these SKUs and components would make it tough on customers trying to tread water in the SharePoint swamp.
I know it way way to early to say, but I keep getting a bad feeling about SharePoint 2010. I hope I am wrong but I think we will get a Vista or Office 2007 level consumer selection in the next 6 months. I am looking for a new killer feature that makes it worth upgrading to 64 bit?
SharePoint 2007 was a no brainer, the 2003 product was a collection of limits and frustrating features.
But what makes 2010 better? In 2006 it was pretty easy to sell 2007:
- Easier to install
- Better interface
- Better administration environment
- More templates
- Better search experience
- You probably have not implemented 2003 yet so lets start at 2007